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Print this page Notes: The Chevy Express is mechanically identical to the GMC Savana.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,775 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2003 Chevrolet Express brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Chevrolet Express Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 042007

Express 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Express. While preparing to stop from 20 mph, the vehicle feels as if it is going to stop, but suddenly lunges forward. Afterwards, the vehicle will stop. The dealer stated that his vehicle is not included in the recall for this failure. The recall number was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 42,000.

- Clinton, PA, USA

problem #2

Jan 052007

Express 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,324 miles
Brake failure on 2003 Chevy Express 2500 cargo van. GM knows about this problem, see General Motors tsb #'s..03-05-25-003 & 02-05-25-005 & 05-05-25-002. This should be fixed via a "safety recall " since the only way to fix the vehicle is to have the ABS computer reprogrammed at a Chevy or GMC dealer. This is an obvious manufacturing error as noted by the tsb's, & should be repaired free of charge. No amount of normal servicing could prevent this from occurring. I've called GM re. This & they say it's not a safety issue"????? loss of brakes is not a safety issue ??" the dealer charged me $90. To correct their programming error.

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #1

Jan 052007

Express 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
- the contact stated that the brakes on the 2003 Chevrolet express were defective due to a program error in the ABS computer system per General Motors. Therewas not failure to date, but the contactwas concerned. General Motors has three (3) service bulletins to date concerning these brakes. 03-05-25-003, 02-05-25-005, 05-05-25-002.

- Rockville, MD, USA

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